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2004 - International Studies Association Pages: 37 pages || Words: 11238 words || 
1. Aspinwall, Mark. and Smith, Mitchell. "What's the Matter with the British? Institutions and British Exceptionalism in Europe" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Le Centre Sheraton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Mar 17, 2004 <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: British antipathy toward European integration is anomalous given the large degree of social transformation evident among domestic economic and social actors and the expectations of the 'Europeanization' scholars, who anticipate a convergence in structures, processes and even attitudes to Europe. This paper examines British governmental preferences toward European integration from an institutionalist standpoint, asking whether British exceptionalism can be explained by domestic political processes that somehow insulate British policy making from forces operating at the European level, creating revealed preferences significantly at odds with the integrationist norm in Europe. We criticize the 'historical-cultural' approach to this subject, and suggest that 'hard institutions,' such as the electoral system, and 'soft institutions,' such as the mythologizing of sovereignty through official and popular discourse, combine to explain British policy choice to a significant degree.

2015 - BEA Words: 143 words || 
2. Bell, Jennifer. "Brand Britain: how popular British TV shows capitalize on and commodify signifiers of Britishness for global audiences." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the BEA, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (LVH), Las Vegas, NV, <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: General Paper Submission
Abstract: A whistle stop tour of popular British TV shows and the ‘Britain’ they sell to the world. Tropes and cultural stereotypes from programs as diverse as Top Gear, Doctor Who and Downtown Abbey will be discussed alongside the context in which British content is sold and marketed globally. Britain’s success as a seller of formats and children's programming is based on culturally neutral content, however it will be argued that program makers are increasingly using and commodifying British culture for U.S and global audiences in adult programming. A catalogue of unsuccessful U.S remakes of globally successful U.K shows will be used to demonstrate that the perceived nuisances in the British sensibility and programming (irony, eccentricity and humor) are in fact selling points for global audiences rather than barriers to engagement, which has often been the rationale given for remake rather than straight import.

2008 - ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES Pages: 11 pages || Words: 2643 words || 
3. Allen, Dave. "More of the Same or a New Direction for British Foreign Policy?: The Debate about the Maintenance of the British Nuclear Capability" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 49th ANNUAL CONVENTION, BRIDGING MULTIPLE DIVIDES, Hilton San Francisco, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, Mar 26, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The paper will evaluate the process leading to a British decision to maintain its nuclear weapons capability and its consequences for British foreign policy with a view to arguing that a decision to not renew or to reverse a decision to renew could open up new and positive opportunities for British foreign policy. The paper will examine the nuclear decision in the context not just of the unilateral British position but also in relation to Britain's place in the foreign and defence policy process of the European Union. Particular attention will be paid to the role of Britain's European and Transatlantic partners in the framing of the British decision to maintain or not an ongoing nuclear capability.

2016 - Association for Asian Studies - Annual Conference Words: 239 words || 
4. Whewell, Emily. "British Criminal Jurisdiction in Shanghai: Sino-British Cases" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies - Annual Conference, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: During a century of British extraterritorial jurisdiction from 1842 to 1943 thousands of criminal cases were heard in British consular courts in various concessions and treaty ports in China. However, despite the importance of extraterritoriality in the narrative of western imperialism in modern Chinese history, there is little research on the exercise of extraterritoriality. There is even less attention on summary criminal court trials that made up the vast majority of the caseload –petty assaults, theft, drunkenness, and sexual offences. Using a rich source of archive material, this paper aims to reveal what criminal cases and criminal jurisdiction can tell us about the functions of extraterritoriality, everyday life and Sino-British interaction in treaty port China during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The paper argues that violence was a key medium of everyday interaction –a fact that is often acknowledged in the field of China and colonial/imperialism studies, but rarely explored in depth. As such, paper although extraterritorial jurisdiction for the British authorities was important for trade interests, containing violence with overlapped with issues of race, class and gender, was a vital. The paper in sum intends to show that minor summary court cases in the British consular court are an important lens onto a key aspect of treaty port life and cosmopolitanism, and the importance of jurisdiction over petty violence formed a key part of the need for extraterritorial jurisdiction throughout the lifetime of the consular courts.

2008 - ISPP 31st Annual Scientific Meeting Words: 256 words || 
5. Brug, Peary. and O'Brien, Conan. "Britishness: Components of British identity among majority and minority group members (Poster)" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISPP 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, Sciences Po, Paris, France, Jul 08, 2008 <Not Available>. 2020-02-25 <>
Publication Type: Poster
Abstract: In the wake of terrorist attacks in Britain, carried out by British citizens, as well as rising public discourse over the impact of immigration, there has been discussion about the need to cultivate a British identity and instil in the British public a sense of “British pride”. This idea relates to Tajfel and Turner’s (1979) Social Identity Theory and intends to create and maintain positive intra-group relations. Is it possible to have a single British identity across the United Kingdom (UK) and if so, what would its properties be? The poster will present the results of an investigation to identify the components that are most important in the formation of a British identity; a precursor to creating a British Identity Scale. Data is being collected across the UK from a diverse sample of Sixth Form students regarding their notions of British identity and what they consider to be the key properties of Britishness. While Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s idea for trying to instil a sense of oneness amongst the nearly 61 million residents of the UK is noteworthy, the task may be difficult. Regional divisions (e.g., Scotland-England) may present similar problems to those faced in countries like Belgium, with its geo-linguistic division (e.g., van de Craen, 2002). This investigation should highlight common and divergent notions of Britishness, with respect to the UK’s ethnically and geographic diverse population. In addition, the investigation will be the first step in creating a British identity scale that can be used in future studies.

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